Dorset Council Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

SHLAA - Site details


Site reference
WD/MOST/006
Settlement
Mosterton
Site name / address
The Old Mill
Total site area (ha)
0.49
Current land use
Existing commercial premises (former Mill) with associated residential, agricultural and large industrial buildings. Open hard surfaced car parking and circulation areas.
Existing development
N/A
Developable site area (ha)
0.49
Brownfield
Yes
Brownfield register - part 1
31/12/2017
Brownfield register - part 2
No
Uniform Resource Identifier
http://opendatacommunities.org/id/district-council/west-dorset
 
Previously part of
(No details recorded)
Hazardous substances
No
Easting
345827
Northing
105293

Constraints and possible mitigation


Topography / ground condition
Land falls to south.
Topography / ground condition mitigation
(No details recorded)
Flood risk
Outside Flood Risk Zone 2 & 3
Flood risk mitigation
(No details recorded)
Access
Vehicular access direct from A3066. Footway along frontage.
Access mitigation
Possibility to provide a pedestrian route through to the village shop & post office from land to north & south of Chedington Lane if that development were to ever come forward.
Contamination
None recorded. Currently in industrial use.
Contamination mitigation
(No details recorded)
Existing infrastructure / facilities
On site. Within easy walking distance of the village shop. Footway to school.
Existing infrastructure / facilities mitigation
(No details recorded)
Site features
(No details recorded)
Site features mitigation
(No details recorded)
Townscape / landscape character
Former Mill site with large (tall) industrial buildings and associated Mill House (18th century listed building) on site. Sensitive conversion required. Evidence to suggest that early mill buildings have been substantially altered and clad externally with corrugated iron. Commercial vehicles on site.
Townscape / landscape character mitigation
Retain tree canopy to south eastern corner. Given the scale of the existing buildings on the site, flats or apartments could be a possibility.
Environmental
(No details recorded)
Environmental mitigation
(No details recorded)

Additional details


Planning status
No Permission
Date granted
(No details recorded)
Planning history
(No details recorded)
Ownership status
not owned by a public authority
Suitability
Yes - subject to relocation of existing businesses.
Achievability
Development would be viable in this location
Availability
Officer Identified
Estimate of potential
Housing
Housing site area (ha)
0.49
Potential housing density (dph)
61
Potential housing yield (units)
30
Unit type
House/flat
Anticipated housing delivery
11-15 years
Non-housing development
(No details recorded)
Net dwellings range from
30
Net dwellings range to
30
Development description
(No details recorded)
Site information
(No details recorded)
Relevant policy considerations
Within DDB. AONB. Listed former mill house on site. Loss of employment
Additional notes
(No details recorded)
Conclusion
A developable site
Excluded
No
Dorset Council Land Availability Assessment.
This is a technical study to inform future policy development; it does not in itself constitute planning policy.